Railway Sleeper News

A toast to making Bridges from railway sleepers

21 March 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

A toast to making Bridges from railway sleepers

Wherever you walk in Britain, following isolated footpaths that meander and criss-cross country streams and ditches, you will find tiny foot bridges made from used railway sleepers, that rescue you from getting your feet wet as you squelch through ankle deep mud. Simple, effective and much appreciated. 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/paths-bridges-roads-using-railway-sleepers/a-toast-to-simple-bridges-made-from-railway-sleepers

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Retaining wall made from railway sleepers slotted into steel RSJs

21 March 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Retaining wall made from railway sleepers slotted into steel RSJs

HORSING AROUND WITH RAILWAY SLEEPERS
A horse menage (or exercise arena) in Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, with retaining walls made from used railway sleepers slotted into steel RSJs or H beams.Concreting vertical steel RSJ's into the ground like fence posts, and then sliding in new or used railway sleepers, is a simple, strong and long lasting way of creating a retaining wall. You'll find much tried examples of this in most farms in the country,side whether for silage bays, muck heaps or the sturdy walls of pole barns and cattle sheds.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/leicestershire-menage-built-with-used-railway-sleepers-in-rsjs

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Bangkok rustic railway sleepers benches

20 March 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Bangkok rustic railway sleepers benches

BANGKOK RUSTIC RAILWAY SLEEPER BENCHES
Amongst the bussle, colour and noise of Thailand's capital, and the astonishing array of glitsy architecture and stylish shopping complexes it is refreshing to see the use of ancient battered railway sleepers to create a wooden rustic contrast to stainless steel and glass.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/benches-chairs-from-railway-sleepers/bangkok-old-railway-sleeper-benches

 

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UNIQUE RAILWAY SLEEPER SHELF

14 March 2020 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

UNIQUE RAILWAY SLEEPER SHELF

Thanks to Andy for showing us what he has created with our reclaimed Australian tropical hardwood railway sleeper. The wrought iron supports contrast perfectly with the weathered and pitted finish of the old Jarrah railway sleeper, creating a dramatic and original piece of furniture for his lounge. 

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AUSTRALIAN OLD RAILWAY SLEEPER PICNIC TABLE

24 December 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

AUSTRALIAN OLD RAILWAY SLEEPER PICNIC TABLE

Reclaimed railway sleepers have been used to create a sturdy picnic table and bench in Western Australia. There is something endearing and charmingly rustic about using old, battered and weathered railway sleepers to create a rickety outside table. Solid, chunky and timeless. So inviting for a cold beer, barbecue or chat with friends. 
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/tables-made-from-railway-sleepers/western-australian-outside-railway-sleeper-table

 

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ROUGH AND READY RAILWAY SLEEPERS IN THE OUTBACK

24 December 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

ROUGH AND READY RAILWAY SLEEPERS IN THE OUTBACK

Australia is generally famous for boasting an outside lifestyle. Sport, leisure, beaches, barbecues and entertainment outside. So it's no surprise that there are wooden raised beds to be seen everywhere, made from reclaimed railway sleepers. In such a hot climate, bleached, weathered and battered railway sleepers seem to fit perfectly into the Australian landscape. Rough, ready and laid back.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/raised-beds-with-railway-sleepers/australian-raised-beds-built-with-old-used-railway-sleepers

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OLD RAILWAY SLEEPER STEPS AT WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

07 December 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

OLD RAILWAY SLEEPER STEPS AT WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

Perched on the sand dunes at Wells-next-the-Sea there is a flight of old railway sleeper steps that lead up to the National Coastwatch building that keeps an eye on swimmers and boats. Wells-next-the-Sea is one of the prettiest villages on the Norfolk Coast, with sweeping beaches, pine woods, and a bustling gorgeous harbour with small fishing boats and children with buckets fishing for crabs. The railway sleeper steps that are bleached by the sun and eroded by coastal wind and sand, blend perfectly into the rolling sand dunes.  Like Wells itself, there is something natural and charmingly unspoilt about weathered reclaimed railway sleepers.
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/steps-with-railway-sleepers/wells-next-the-seas-railway-sleeper-steps

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Old Cottage Walls from used Railway Sleepers

07 December 2019 / Posted in: Railway Sleeper News

Old Cottage Walls from used Railway Sleepers

Choosing the right kind of landscaping material in an old village setting with beautiful period cottages is so important. Using old weathered railway sleepers to create a wall that looks both rustic and timeless is a perfect choice. Really attractive. This garden retaining wall in Upper Broughton, near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, has been built from old reclaimed railway sleepers placed vertically side by side to create a striking raised border
https://www.railwaysleepers.com/projects/retaining-walls-with-railway-sleepers/upper-broughton-cottage-wall-from-used-railway-sleepers

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